The Japan Preview: 4/6 Edition (MHP2G ~640k!, Star Ocean 2 ~ 90k)

VGChartz writes: "Monster Hunter Portable 2G had an enormous second week according to the preliminary data this week. While Smash Brothers dropped from 840k to 300k according to Vgchartz data, it looks as if Monster Hunter Portable 2G will drop only to 640k after debuting at nearly 860k last week. The preliminary data was within five percent of both Vgchartz and M-C for Monster Hunter Portable 2G last week, so it is likely that the title did in fact have a very minimal drop in its second week. While PSP remains well behind DS in user base, its user base is over three million units larger than the Wii user base in Japan. That probably means that if a game like Smash on a 'casual' platform like Wii with just over 5 million units sold to date can sell over 100,000 for three weeks, a game like Monster Hunter Portable 2G on PSP likely has at least another two weeks of 100,000+ sales in Japan. Even if the game fell off dramatically from this point, it would easily clear 1.8 million, putting it in the top tier of big Japanese games."

Key Points:

-Despite the enormous sales of Monster Hunter Portable 2G, only two other PSP titles were in the preliminary data. PSP sold another 700,000+ units of software this week on the strength of Monster Hunter Portable 2G.
- Only three titles on Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 were in the preliminary top twenty.

Hardware Predicted Totals:

PSP: 85,000 to 125,000 units
DSL: 58,000 to 68,000 units
Wii: 48,000 to 58,000 units
PS3: 12,000 to 18,000 unita
PS2: 10,000 to 15,000 units
360: 1,000 to 3,000 units

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SPARTAAN3845d ago

1.5 million in two weeks and that too only in japan

eagle213845d ago

Sony (and Nintendo) good job! :)